Plainsboro, NJ
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Plainsboro is a medium-sized town located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 23,504 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Plainsboro is the 84th largest community in New Jersey.

Housing costs in Plainsboro are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Plainsboro is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Plainsboro is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainsboro who work in management occupations (20.80%), computer science and math (19.87%), and business and financial occupations (9.34%).

Also of interest is that Plainsboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Plainsboro, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the town.

Plainsboro’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

One downside of living in Plainsboro, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.91 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Plainsboro is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Plainsboro, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Plainsboro, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Plainsboro is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 76.21% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Plainsboro in 2010 was $52,557, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $210,228 for a family of four.

Plainsboro is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Plainsboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plainsboro residents report their race to be Asian, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Plainsboro include Irish, German, Italian, English, and Polish.

In addition, Plainsboro has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (49.45%).

The most common language spoken in Plainsboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.